Chilliwack homicide victim is Charles Klose; not related to gang conflict

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to help further its ongoing investigation into the homicide of 58-year-old Charles Henry Klose in Chilliwack.  

On June 6, at 11 p.m., police were called to the 46000-block of Yale Road in Chilliwack after a member of the public came across a body at the back of the Scotiabank parking lot.  The victim, identified as Klose, had wounds indicative of homicide and IHIT was called in to investigate. 

IHIT is working closely with the UFVRD RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

“What we know of Charles so far is that he led a transient lifestyle and was known to frequent the downtown Chilliwack area.  We believe many knew him in that community,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang.  “We do not believe this incident is related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).